U.S. says it will take action against Syria even if the United Nations and allies do not back the operation

By End the Lie

Signs with portraits of Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo in 2009 (Image credit: oliverlaumann/Flickr)

Signs with portraits of Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo in 2009 (Image credit: oliverlaumann/Flickr)

In a statement that brings to memory the attack on Iraq, the United States said that it will take action against Syria even if allies and the United Nations do not support the operation.

The attack would be a response to alleged chemical weapons use. Despite the lack of published findings by the UN investigators, Western nations have been calling for a response to the alleged attack and one report claimed that U.S., Israeli and Jordanian commandos are already on the ground in Syria.

Today the Syrian government called for an immediate UN investigation into three new alleged attacks, reportedly carried out by the rebels.

Yet the United States’ rhetoric has become increasingly bellicose today, with the Associated Press reporting that the U.S. will simply ignore the backing – or lack thereof – of the UN and allied nations.

Note: The Washington Post changed the AP story entirely. Here is the original version posted on another site.

On Wednesday, Britain proposed a draft resolution that would authorize a military operation against Syria but that effort was stymied by the continued opposition of Russia.

The Associated Press rightly notes that if the draft resolution was put to a vote, it “would almost certainly be vetoed by Russia and China, which have blocked past attempts to sanction President Bashar Assad’s regime.”

Indeed, Russia and China have presented the most significant obstacle to Western intervention in Syria for quite some time now.

Marie Harf, deputy spokeswoman for the State Department, said that the U.S. cannot be delayed in responding to the alleged attack by Russia’s opposition in the United Nations.

Russia maintained that a military strike on Syria without the approval of the UN Security Council would be a “crude violation” of international law, something which doesn’t seem to bother the U.S.

In the United States, “No War With Syria” rallies are scheduled for Saturday, August 31 in cities across the United States.

“The movement in no way support the actions of the Assad regime, but we recognize that US intervention will instigate more violence and suffering in Syria,” organizer Nick Bernabe said in a statement.

“As the U.S. is already hurting from a recession and perpetual wars, becoming involved in Syria will only create further destabilization in the Middle East and strip the people of the United States of desperately needed resources,” he added.

Opposition has also been voiced by former Congressman Dennis Kucinich, who said that a strike on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces would mean the U.S. was supporting al-Qaeda.

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5 Responses to U.S. says it will take action against Syria even if the United Nations and allies do not back the operation

  1. Carol W. August 28, 2013 at 6:49 PM

    I don’t believe that this president will listen to anyone with regards to this. He seems to have his own agenda and that seems to be to destroy this country by all the things he has done. If he does decide to do this horrendous thing, that does not mean that the people of this country agree with his actions.
    It is a sorry state of affairs that our president is doing things against our constitutional law and now he appears to be more arrogant than ever by attempting to defy international law which personally I feel is wrong. I can only hope that somehow cooler heads will prevail. I just don’t think that our “president” would even listen to them.

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  2. Jeezy August 28, 2013 at 7:11 PM

    I am sorry to all the people who will die as a result of USA’s meddling. I am sorry to the families that will be murdered and the fathers, mothers, sons, and daughters that will lose those close to them. We seemingly have no power as citizens of this nation, to change the decision of those in power. We as a nation are hypocrites, immoral self serving bastards of Britain. Our founding father’s fled from what we have become.

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  3. From the 50th State August 29, 2013 at 2:43 AM

    Being that it seems Obama is pretty much alone on this one now, with the Brits not coming to the party it seems… I some how believe theirs been an agreement made with Russia, and China that the USA will be able to make it’s face saving strike, then be able to walk a way ?
    I say this because I don’t see either Russia, or China making any combat moves.

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    • From the 50th State August 31, 2013 at 4:13 AM

      Well… it seems I stand incorrect on at least Russia sending naval ships to the region.
      They may want to be on the look-out for any… “false flag” activity that would make it look like Iran was involved, eh ?

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  4. Nora August 30, 2013 at 3:15 PM

    Putin is too smart and too self-controlled to let an asswipe like Obama stab Syria, and he also knows that 91% of the American people don’t want another war–with anybody.
    Obama is not his own man, however. Everything he does is well orchestrated by the Crown. He’s a british citizen, because he was born in Kenya. Why do you think his oath of office was secret?

    The crown may not join this fray because for the first time in almost two hundred years, the members of Parliament said “NO!”, but rest assured, the communists in France, Britain, and the U.S. all want this war because it will achieve three things: It will strap Americans to the breaking point while taking the focus off the many lies and scandals the admin is involved in: It will destabilize the middle east and promote WWIII: It will make huge profits for the industrial military complex and fill up their coffers. The only way we are going to survive this administration as a country is if we issue arrest warrants and round up the globalists as a unified force for humanity. Send the troops in here! Not in Syria. Send them into the whitehouse to arrest the lying murderer who calls himself a president.

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